Does your child play near a gun

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    Does your child play near a gun

    Saw this billboard downtown Portland. I will let it speak for itself.

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    There sure is, one on my left hip, and one in my right cargo pocket!
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    IWB @ 3.30 !!! And the kids know what it is as they should.

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    Yup! My whiteboard, that she loves to draw on, is hung up right next to my safe. That puts her within inches of several guns.

    Is she in danger from playing that close to them? Nope, they are all properly secured in the safe or on my person.

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    Not when the Grandchildren are here, they are secured in the gun safe. So "No" is the answer.
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    When I hold 'em in my arms, the gun is in my waist.

    Yes, my grandkids are 'close' to firearms.

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    Billboard in downtown Portland, eh?

    I'm not at all surprised...


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    Yes, she has been close. in my arms with my holster on my hip.
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    As a parent, that can be a touchy subject.
    How do you tactfully go about asking other parents if they have guns in the home, and if you do, will you really get an honest answer?
    That is the reason my daughter was taught the "4 Rules" even before we had any guns in the home.
    The billboard is thought provoking and actually it should be. I've seen so many parents doing such a poor job of parenting that a billboard like that might just get them to think, which is often a good thing. Sure it may scare the sheep, but common sense can go a long way in keeping kids safe.
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    Yeah, there have always been guns where my 'child' played.
    There were always guns where I played.
    I know for a fact there were guns on the farm where my father played.
    Those guns may have affected my son as he now carries one legally on his person.
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    I've been teaching my daughter the 4 rules and here school gave her class the NRA Eddie Eagle lecture about firearms safety. She's seven and is asking to learn how to shoot, can't wait to teach her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldogy View Post
    Yeah, there have always been guns where my 'child' played.
    There were always guns where I played.
    I know for a fact there were guns on the farm where my father played.
    Those guns may have affected my son as he now carries one legally on his person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    As a parent, that can be a touchy subject.
    How do you tactfully go about asking other parents if they have guns in the home, and if you do, will you really get an honest answer?
    That is the reason my daughter was taught the "4 Rules" even before we had any guns in the home.
    The billboard is thought provoking and actually it should be. I've seen so many parents doing such a poor job of parenting that a billboard like that might just get them to think, which is often a good thing. Sure it may scare the sheep, but common sense can go a long way in keeping kids safe.
    I agree 100% and have done the same with my child since before she could talk.

    What do you do if you see a gun? LEAVE THE AREA TELL AN ADULT>

    What if you are at your friends house and they find a gun or want to show you a gun? RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND TELL AN ADULT. THAT STUPID KID MAY KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T!

    I have gone to great lengths to impress upon her the dangers, even so far as having her hunting with me and helping me clean deer that I have shot. I say: "Look at what happened to this deer's heart and lungs when that bullet hit it. Lok at the huge hole that little bullet made. Do you see how fas it died? Dead is forever, there is no reset button like on video games and it's not fake like in the movies. Now do you understand why I tell you to NEVER touch an gun unless I'm with you?" Her Answer: Yes Dad, I know, I Know. I say: Good girl.

    I tell the antis that they need to teach their kids about guns, becuase while they may not have guns in their house, someone else does.

    The sign should say, "Have you taught your child what to do if they see a gun while playing?"
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    Had a neighbor ask once the first time his kid came over. I wasn't offended, I showed where I kept them.
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